Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Double D Blue and White Winter

We have another fabulous Mood Board at  Double D Challenge Blog Lots of different inspiration on the Mood b0ard for your Blue and White creation.  I decided to focus on the bird on the snowy branch.  

I bought several sets of Penny Black scenes right before Christmas.  I picked one of the birds on a branch and framed it with a Spellbinders Hemstitch Frame, and  layered the frame and  picture on a blue card base.   

 I dipped some Tutti Designs pine branches into some homemade flower soft I keep on hand for snowy scenes then added a couple of my homemade flowers and some Impression Obsession Birds.     

The team has some gorgeous inspiration for you at Double D Challenge Blog.  YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE WHEN YOU ENTER.


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Peace on Earth Challenge #8


This Mood Board from Peace on Earth Challenge Blog has so many possibilities.  There is whimsey to rustic, primitive to elegant, brightly colored to muted and I could go on.  I decided I would pick a few details and work from there. 

  I loved the wooden fence with the snowflakes so I started with that. Then I chose the candle holder from the bottom left.  I used the red from the truck and the boots and a few snow flakes from the snowmen hats. 


The lantern is from Marianne Designs.  I surrounded it with some pine cone boughs from The Greetery and poinsettia from Sue Wilson Garland die. The details show up so muck better IRL.  Now I have two Christmas cards done for next year.  We hope you will join us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Dies R Us Anything Goes

Hello friends.  It is time for another challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We have another Anything Goes challenge for you.  I an using another die that I bought during the special European Die Sale at DRU.  This one is an edger die from Creative Expressions.  They have so many pretty ones that do the work for you but you can still  still get a variety of looks.  

Creative Expressions Daisy Bouquet   (Special Order European Dies)

 For this card I started with a white card base.  I used the die to cut off the front edge of the card base.  I backed that with a piece of black card stock and then added a strip of black and white gingham to another scrap of black card  to the side.  I punced some small hearts from the left over scraps and added them too.  I had several  sentiments already embossed and ready to use.  Since I was getting low on get well cards I used one of those.  We hope you will join us for this challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Double D 6th Birthday Party Balloons

The Double D Challenge Blog is celebrating its 6th birthday this month.  Diane put this wonderful mood board together with all types and colors of party balloons for our celebration. As usual, the team has created some wonderful inspiration for you too. In the six years, of Double D our team has become a family of good friends.  Though many of us have never met face to face we have gotten to know each other very well.  Having two team leaders who are devoted, caring, and super organized makes this a fun place to create. 
My card is a a little larger than A2 (4 1/2 by  5 3/4 ) so I could accommodate the pretty  Greetery Bow and a large bouquet of balloons. I used a Stampin'  Up balloon punch and several colors of glitter paper. You can't see the background but it is embossed with a birthday sentiment embossing folder and sponged with blue, green, and pink inks.  The 6th on the balloons is from a Karen Burniston die set. 
Double D was the first Design Team that I was asked to join and it has been a blessing to me and helped me grow creatively.  We are thankful to all of you who support us by posting your fabulous creations. Each challenge we have a hard time narrowing down our favorites because we get so many beautiful entries.  In celebration of our sixth birthday,  I am offering a Dies R Us $20 gift certificate.  There will be a random draw from all the entries and the winner will be announced on the DD Blog and my personal blog.  It's my way of saying THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT. 

Check out the inspiration from the team Double D Challenge Blog then join us for this challenge. 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Time for Challenge number 7   at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  Here is the Mood Board for the challenge. 

The Theme is always anything Christmas.  The mood board can be used for inspiration or you can create anything you like as long as it is Christmas themed. I decided to use Santa as my inspiration. 

 I started with a Memory Box tree frame cut from white glitter paper.   I sponged a background  with some distress oxide inks and spattered it with water.  I also cut a strip of white glitter paper for the  snowy ground.  The Santa is a free digital image I found and fussy cut.  I added the Joy sentiment from PTI and a few stars from a star punch.  The image was framed with a lawn Fawn reverse scalloped frame. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Dies R Us Birthday Toast

This is another die that I bought at a special European die sale.  I ad so much fun creating it with lots of sparkle and glimmer papers.  I made a birthday card but this would be perfect for any type of celebration.  It is easy to assemble and packs a punch.